THE BUTLER - TRAILER
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie - Trailer
Kino Lorber Artsploitation Films
The Best Day of My Life
Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF DANNY BOYLE’S
IN SELECT THEATRES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
This film will be a limited platform release
Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson
Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the line between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements
ON THE ROAD EVENTS: BEAT WEEK
Come celebrate with Beat-inspired events leading to the upcoming December 21st release of
ON THE ROAD
Experience the 1960s counterculture and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Beat Generation during
Beat Week at the Blind Barber (NYC & LA)
All hot shaves and haircuts at the Blind Barber [http://blindbarber.com/] will come with a special Kerouac-inspired cocktail during the week of Dec 16, also join us for a mad night of original Blind Barber "On The Road" drinks on Dec 18 (Blind Barber NYC) and Dec 19 (Blind Barber LA).
On the Road Screening and Beatnik Dance Party with Brooklyn Vegan and the Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NYC)
Catch a free advance screening of On the Road and beatnik dance party with a live Bebop band at the Knitting Factory [http://bk.knittingfactory.com/] on Sunday, Dec 16th, hosted by Brooklyn Vegan [http://www.brooklynvegan.com/].
Beatnik Generation Photo Walk with Lomo (NYC & SF)
Take a guided photo tour through the West Village haunts frequented by classic beat poets, writers and musicians on Saturday, Dec 15th (San Francisco date to be announced). All cameras and film provided by Lomography.
Beat Poetry Competition at the Nuyorican (NYC)
Compete in an On the Road-themed poetry slam, or just come to listen at the Nuyorican Poets Café [http://www.nuyorican.org/], featuring poets from lit journals and poetry clubs all across the city on Tuesday, Dec 11.
Advance Screening with Jose Rivera Q&A at the Morgan Library and Museum (NYC)
Join us at the Morgan Library & Museum for a special advance screening and Q&A with On the Road screenwriter Jose Rivera on Wednesday, Dec 19. http://www.themorgan.org/public/program.asp?id=602
On The Road Screenwriting Workshop (Brooklyn, NYC)
Learn from the best - take this special workshop with On the Road screenwriter Jose Rivera on Monday, Dec 17 at 3rd Ward [http://www.3rdward.com/].
On the Road-inspired Dinner with Um Segredo Supperclub (NYC)
Enjoy a delicious On the Road-inspired menu conceived and prepared by chef Dave Santos of Um Segredo Supperclub [http://umsegredony.com/] at his newly opened West Village restaurant, Luoro, on Saturday, Dec 15. Tickets on sale Tuesday, December 4th.
On the Road Retrospective: Road Movies: Directed and Selected by Walter Salles - December 14-20 at IFC Center (NYC)
A weeklong celebration of the road movie, featuring a selection of Salles's favorites and his own work in the genre, with the filmmaker in person for a special sneak preview of ON THE ROAD.
Purchase tickets at www.ifccenter.com
Fri Dec 14
6:00 IN SEARCH OF ON THE ROAD (68 min, DVD)- exclusive screening for IFC Center members, with Q&A by Mr. Salles
8:00 ON THE ROAD (125 min, DCP) - sneak preview, introduction and/or Q&A with Mr. Salles
Sat Dec 15
2:30 THESEARCHERS(119 min, DCP)
5:00 CENTRALSTATION (35mm, 113 min) - intro or Q&A with Mr. Salles [could beMOTORCYCLE DIARIES instead, if that's his preference]
7:00 ALICEIN THE CITIES (110 min, 35mm reel to reel)
9:00 THEPASSENGER (126 min, 35mm)
Sun Dec 16
2:30 DETOUR (68 min, 35mm reel to reel)
4:00 ALICE IN THE CITIES (110 min, 35mm reel to reel)
6:30 THEMOTORCYCLE DIARIES (126 min, 35mm)
9:00 PARIS, TEXAS (147 min, 35mm)
Mon Dec 17
7:00 THESEARCHERS (119 min, DCP)
9:30 TEN(91 min, 35mm)
Tue Dec 18
7:00 FOREIGN LAND (100 min, 35mm)
9:00 THEPASSENGER (126 min, 35mm)
Wed Dec 19
7:00 DETOUR (68 min, 35mm)
8:45 IRACEMA(90 min, 35mm reel to reel)
Thu Dec 20
7:00 EASYRIDER (95 min, 35mm)
9:00 PARIS,TEXAS (147 min, 35mm)
VIDEO ESSAYS: KILLING THEM SOFTLY — CALIFORNIA SOLO — UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING — CLASSIC: EL TOPO
12th Marrakech International Film Festival
12th Marrakech International Film Festival
from November 30 to December 8, 2012
Karin Abouobayd - Jonathan Demme - Isabelle Huppert - Ahzng Yimou
THE FEATURE FILM JURY
President: John Boorman
Gemma Arterton - Marie-Josee Croze - Pierfrancesco Favino - Jillali Ferhati - James Gray - Jeon Soo-il - Sharmila Tagore - Lambert Wilson
MASTER CLASSES CONVERSATIONS WITH:
Darren Aronofsky - Jonathan Demme - Matteo Garrone - Brillante Ma. Mendoza
THE SHORT FILM JURY
Benoit Jacquot - Chiara Caselle -Saad Hassani - Sylvie Pialat - Juan Solanas
Along with master classes and an annual tribute to one particular country's filmmaking (the New Mexican Generation last year and Hindi cinema this year), the Marrakech International Film Festival also honours directors, actors, and producers from around the world with special evening tributes in the prestigious Marrakech Palais des Congrès. The tribute highlights the exceptional careers of these important artists, and gives the audience an opportunity to discover or re-discover their landmark films.
In 2011, the careers of actors Mohamed Bastaoui, Shahrukh Khan, Forest Whitaker, and Roschdy Zem were highlighted, as were those of filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Marco Bellocchio. Along with the previously announced Chinese director, actor, and stage director Zhang Yimou, the Festival is delighted to announce the remaining artists that will be honoured during the course of this year's event.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount announced it will premiere the first nine minutes of "Star Trek Into Darkness" exclusively at 500 Imax locations more than five months ahead of the film's May 17 release.
The "Star Trek" preview will run as an extended trailer preceeding "The Hobbit" when it opens on Deccember 14.
VOTE JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT!
MAPPING SUBJECTIVITY AT MOMA
JIM JEFFERIES FULLY FUNCTIONAL
Caustic, charming, controversial, Jim Jefferies is a globally renowned Australian stand-up, acknowledged as the fastest rising and most hilarious comic to claw his way to the top of the comedy world – hailed by critics and loved by legions of fans. In his latest show, Fully Functional, Jim tells about living on the edge, through his true-life stories in which he has good intentions wrapped up in deviant behavior… from a threesome in Montreal to God at a party, to meeting a rock icon at a Q Magazine Awards – as only Jim can do, Fully Functional shocks and surprises.
L'Italiana in Algeri
L'Italiana in Algeri
In HD, Opera in Two Acts
Teatro Comunale di Bologna – Bologna, Italy
Music by: Giacomo Rossini
Sung in Italian with English Subtitles
Distributor: Opera in Cinema – Emerging Pictures
Release Date/Time/Theater: Sunday, October 14, 2012
11:00 a.m. - BIG Cinemas Manhattan Theater–239 East 59th
11:00 a.m. – Chelsea Clearview – 260 West 23rd
Running Time: 150 minutes
Conductor: Paolo Olmi
Director and Costume Design: Francesco Esposito
Assistant Conductor: Gianni Marras
Lighting Design: Andrea Oliva
Chorus Master: Lorenzo Fratini
Mustafa: Michele Pertusi
Elvira: Anna Maria Serra
Zulma: Giuseppina Bridelli
Haly: Alessandro Busi
Isabella: Marianna Pizzolato
Lindoro: Edgardo Rocha
Taddeo: Paolo Bordogna
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Production: Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Captured live in performance, May, 2012
In Algiers at the palace of the bey Mustafa, his wife Elvira complains that her husband no longer loves her; Mustafa wishes to sell her for marriage to one of his courtiers, a young kidnapped Italian, Lindoro, who in turn longs for his beloved Isabella. Isabella and her aging admirer, Taddeo, are cast ashore from a shipwreck and fall into the hands of the pirate Haly. Back at the palace, Lindoro agrees to marry Elvira solely so he can return home to Italy. Isabella is welcomed to the palace and Mustafa is immediately infatuated; she and Lindoro, still in love, spot each other.
Hoping to regain her husband's love, Elvira is advised by Isabella on how to keep Mustafa's attention. In the palace hallway, Mustafa runs into Lindoro who assures him that Isabella has affections for him, but that he must prove his worth by entering the Italian order of Papptaci which requires him to eat, drink and sleep all he likes. In on the ruse, Isabella readies a feast for Mustafa. As he eats, Isabella and Lindoro sneak away, effectively giving Mustafa back to Elvira.
Cohen Film Collection Completes Restoration of Buñuel’s Tristana;
Controversial Masterpiece to Open in NYC October 12
‘Quintessential Buñuel Film of All Time’ Overcame Spain’s Censorship in 1970;
Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey Star
NEW YORK CITY – September 20, 2012 – The Cohen Film Collection has completed the restoration of Luis Buñuel’s late-period masterpiece, Tristana, and will debut the restored version, in high-resolution 2K DCP format, October 12 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in Manhattan, where the controversial and acclaimed work will have a theatrical run.
Tristana stars Catherine Deneuve as an orphaned young woman who becomes the ward of a nobleman who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist, but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his demise. Filmed in Toledo, Spain, it was released in 1970 after protracted skirmishes with censors in Generalissimo Franco’s government.
“The film portrays a shifting power struggle in a destructive game of sexual sadism, in which she has the last word, but at the cost of losing all innocence,” observes Timothy Lanza, archivist for the Cohen Film Collection.
Tristana received its American premiere at the New York Film Festival, and was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film. Vincent Canby, in his review for The New York Times, called it “nothing less than the quintessential Buñuel film of all time.”
Of Ms. Deneuve in her role as the naïve waif turned hardened cynic, he said: “…never before has her beauty seemed more precise and enigmatic.”
The film also stars Fernando Rey as the nobleman, and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero as the artist. At the time, much in the way of gossip was written about Mr. Nero’s lateness on the set, apparently a result of the presence of Vanessa Redgrave, with whom he was said to be having an affair.
In his review, Mr. Canby noted the film’s “uncommonly handsome” color photography by José Aguayo. However, the remaining known negative of Tristana had experienced staining and color shifting over the years, giving the film a pinkish cast – “a not uncommon problem with film stock used in the 1960s and ‘70s,” according to Mr. Lanza.
The archivist says the original production integrity of Tristana has been restored by combining the negative with segments from a quality positive in a high-res digital format, with the aid of DeLuxe Laboratories in New York and Filmoteca Española in Madrid.
Tristana is distributed by Cohen Media Group, a leading distributor of foreign-language and independent English-language films in the U.S.
Luis Buñuel Portolés, born in Spain in 1900, became a leader of the surrealist film movement as early as the silent film era in the 1920s. In his six-decade career, he worked in Mexico, Hollywood, France and Spain during various periods, making films known especially for their criticism of bourgeois morals and what he regarded as the hypocrisy of religion. With the release of his most widely acclaimed film, Viridiana, in 1961, he became a dominant international figure in the movie industry.
Among Buñuel films best known in the U.S. are Belle de Jour, which also starred Catherine Deneuve, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and his last movie, That Obscure Object of Desire. The director died in 1983.
Tristana is the Cohen Film Collection’s second restored feature film to be re-released. It follows the restoration of The Thief of Bagdad, the classic silent Hollywood romantic adventure starring Douglas Fairbanks, which debuted at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles early this year.
The Cohen Film Collection – comprising several hundred feature-length and short films dating from the silent film era to the late 20th century, including many of the works of Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks – encompasses the former collection of Raymond Rohauer.
Both the Cohen Film Collection and Cohen Media Group are owned by New York real estate executive Charles S. Cohen, who has developed and owns some 12 million square feet of commercial property in major cities around the nation.
Mr. Cohen was the lead executive producer of the independent film Frozen River, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 2008 and two Spirit Awards, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.